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THE USS Frank Cable is back on Guam after being drydocked since February in San Francisco for repairs.
The ship’s crew of 940 U.S. Navy personnel and 150 Military Sealift Command civilian mariners provides maintenance and logistical support for nuclear attack submarines in the Western Pacific.
Repairs to the ship included an overhaul to repair and preserve the hull and engineering areas of the ship. Improvements were also made to the interior and exterior of the ship to improve the USS Frank Cable's mission readiness and support of submarines deployed in the Pacific.
Also, several improved systems were installed, such as a new electrical switchboard, SOLAS lifeboats, improved cable TV for the crew and improvements to the fuel oil systems. Boiler automation was also installed.
The last time the ship was docked was in 2004. It has been operating in the Pacific for eight years.